JOIN IN! What are we doing? Using people power, we are working together to share outdoor experiences with others, improve photography skills, enhance environmental awareness and grow our community along the way. Kinds of images Use the DAILY THEMES below for inspiration when you are outside and share on Instagram. Your images can be anythingContinue Reading March Adventure Challenge
If you’ve recently purchased a bar of my soap, you might be wondering what that red code is on the bottom right of the front panel on the label. Previously, it included only the style number which I figured might be useful one day. I opted not to include the date stamp on previous batches,Continue Reading Hidden Puzzle?
Craft shows and farmers markets are often full of people exposed to natural, handmade skincare for the first time. People often ask for “Chapstick” instead of lip balm, not realizing that is a specific brand name, like Kleenex instead of tissue. Since I only sell what I make, myself, I don’t resell other brands ofContinue Reading FAQ: Balm or Salve?
Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail report, finishing a thru-hike and product testing.
Why might this be a good project for you? A vinegar hair rinse offers clarifying and conditioning qualities to distressed locks, useful in dry weather or overworked conditions. It is especially useful for removing product buildup (like shampoo/conditioner residue). Pomade, gel and mousse also tends to buildup and can attract airborne pollutants while having aContinue Reading DIY Tip: Vinegar Hair Rinse
As of late, I’ve been REALLY enjoying my time in the woods, visiting 2-3 times a day in some cases. In addition to my regular trips mountain biking and performing trail maintenance, I’ve also been detailing my hikes by foraging for mushrooms with new friends from the West PA Mushroom Club and advancing my herbalContinue Reading The Muse – Always Learning